How to Make a Blending Stump


Learn how to make a homemade blending tool, aka blending stump using materials you already have around the house. This tool helps you smudge/blend graphite, charcoal, pastel and more!

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✏️❀️ TOOLS I USED
– Tape
– Medium Grit sandpaper (~100 grit): https://amzn.to/2MAl3e2
– Scissors
– Razor
– Soft paper (Use any scrap paper. Test different types to see what works). The two papers I used in this video are #1: Canson Sketch https://amzn.to/2X0x3JS and #2: Studio brand sketchbook (I got it from the dollar store. No link for that, sorry).
– 7B Derwent Graphic to test blending stumps: https://amzn.to/2Wug0LR
– SmudgeGuard Glove: https://amzn.to/2C7Sq14


⏰ SKIP TO TIMESTAMP ⏰
Intro – 0:00
What is a blending stump – 0:07
Tools – 0:31
How to make a blending stump – 0:51
Test it out – 5:02
How to customize yours – 6:51

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